THE EVOLUTION OF CAREY HART

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Depending on who you are, the name Carey Hart can mean many different things. Privateer Supercross racer, freestyle innovator, tattoo shop owner, reality TV star, Pink’s husband, race team owner…the list goes on and on. We’ve been friends with Carey since the near beginning, when he was a struggling privateer riding a Kawasaki KX250 and wearing Fleshgear baggies. Seeing him evolve into one of the most important men in the sport has been a pleasure, and we jumped at the chance to catch up with Hart Luck and reminisce at the 2015 Suzuki RM-Z450 intro held earlier in the week. Enjoy!

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Hart may be “retired,” but his name still carries plenty of weight in motocross. As such, he is featured heavily in Fox Racing’s new MX15 media packet.
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Hart and Huntington Present Main Event, We Gave It Hell and Audiovibe, & Crash Kit

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Hart & Huntington Present
MAIN EVENT
feat Mike Mason (X Game Gold Medal Winner )
with We Gave It Hell and Audiovibe, Crash Kit

Free tix available online at

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/638249

or $5 cover at the door

Doors 8pm. Show 21+

RCH H&H & Suzuki bring you Soaring Eagle MX Event

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1) August 30, Saturday night racing with three classes: Pro, Vet Pro and SuperMini.
2) August 30, Saturday amateur racing with classes for ages 18 & Up only. Bikes only. Plus an optional practice on Friday the 29th.

eScore transponder scoring for all classes. Racers can use their own, or rent from eScore for $15.
These are the same transponders used for the Loretta Lynn’s MX program.

Valid AMA or GLMX membership needed to race.
Need to join? You can do that at registration.
AMA full membership = $49; weekend membership = $20.
GLMX full membership = $20; weekend membership = $5.

NO PIT VEHICLES. You won’t need them; pits are located right next to the track.
1) Saturday Night Program:

Each class will have heat races and a final. Payback and awards for the final race in each class only. Racers will need to bring social security card and complete a W9 form at registration.

Pro Class. Riders age 18 & up. Open to Pro, ProAm and A riders. *PROOF OF CLASSIFICATION REQUIRED! We can look up AMA classification online. If you are not classified with AMA, bring a district card that shows your classification, or give us results to look up online for verification. Entry fee $100.

Payback (check paid directly to racer):
1. $10,000
2. $8,000
3. $6,000
4. $4,000
5. $3,000
6. $2,250
7. $1,500
8. $1,000
9. $750
10. $500
Vet Pro Class. Riders age 30 & up. Open to Pro, ProAm and A riders. *PROOF OF CLASSIFICATION REQUIRED! See above. If you race Vet B or B/C classes, you are not eligible. Entry fee $50.

Payback (check paid directly to racer):
1. $800
2. $650
3. $550
4. $450
5. $350
6. $250
7. $175
8. $150
9. $125
10. $100

SuperMini. Riders age 12-16. 79-112cc 2-stroke, 75-150cc 4-stroke; max. front wheel 19″, max. rear wheel 16″; max. wheelbase 51″. Entry fee $40.

Payback (check paid to motorcycle dealer of racer’s choice):
1. $500
2. $375
3. $250
4. $200
5. $175
6. $150
7. $125
8. $100
9. $75
10. $50
2) Amateur Program:

The race is part of the five-race Racer X Vet Series, which counts the best four out of five rounds. More series info can be found at mxvets.com. Traditional 2-moto race format. If qualifiers are needed in a class, they counts as the first moto finish.

Friday practice (optional); $25/group. Friday practice groups:

GROUP CLASSES
1
25+ C, 35+ C, 45+ C, 30+ B, 45+ B
2
18+ A, 30+ A, 40+ A, 18+ B
3
35+ B, 50+ B, 30+ C, 40+ C
4
25+ A, 35+ A, 45+ A, 25+ B
5
40+ B, 50+ A, 55+, 60+, Women
Saturday practice and racing for the following classes:

18+ A 18+ B/C 18+ Women*
25+ A 25+ B/C 25+ Novice*
30+ A 30+ B/C 30+ Novice*
35+ A 35+ B/C 35+ Novice*
40+ A 40+ B/C 40+ Novice*
45+ A 45+ B/C 45+ Novice*
50+ A 50+ B/C
55+ 60+
* Not a series points-paying clas

Awards for the top ten in all non-A classes. Cash (check) payback in the A classes.
*Top 15 in each class also get $25 casino cash!
Gate and Sign up Info

Camping is available Friday and Saturday nights in the pits at no charge for racers only.
Gate will be closed after the races Saturday night. Racers are welcome to stay; gates will be closed for entry.

Friday gate hours: 9am until midnight. Friday gate fee is $20 (ages 12 & up). Friday night gate fee $15 (price changes at 6pm).

Saturday gate hours: 6am – 8pm. Saturday gate fee $10.

eScore transponder scoring for all classes. Racers can use their own, or rent from eScore for $15. (Same transponders used for the Loretta Lynn’s MX program.)

Thursday night early registration at the casino, 7-9pm.
Friday signup at the track at 10am, practice from 1:00-5:00pm.
You can sign up for Friday practice and Saturday race at the same time.

Saturday sign up re-opens at 7am, practice at 8am and racing by 9:30 or 10:00 am.
Race fee is $30 for B and C classes; $35 for A classes. A class racers: bring social security card; you’ll need to complete a W9 form at registration.

We recognize your classification with AMA, GLMX, District 14 and/or your home district or racing organization.
(If you ride A at home, you can’t drop down to B or C at the VetFest!)

Valid/current AMA or GLMX membership needed to race.
Need to join? You can do that at registration.
AMA full membership = $49; weekend membership = $20.
GLMX full membership = $20; weekend membership = $5.

Hart and Huntington Presents Ink Saturdays at The Ainsworth

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Hart and Huntington LV presents #INKsaturdays in affiliation with Good Fellas Tattoo and Steve Soto Tattoo for a Tattoo Instructional Seminar August 9th-4pm at #TheAinsworth inside Hard Rock Hotel LV The $250 package includes complementary Cold Cock Whiskey #Goodfellas DVD and Tee Shirt, H&H Ashtray and Shot-Glass with Sullen Clothing Snapback Hat, Lanyard and Sticker Pack. After Party hosted by Ryan Jenkins Tattoo of #HHtattooLV and #SteveSoto Doors at 10pm, bottle service reservations available by calling (702) 743-0406 We’ll see you there! #hardrockhotel Bomb Shell Tattoo Removal #coldcockwhiskey #sullenartcollective #djFader

RCH Racing takes on Washougal MX

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That’s a wrap Washougal MX! Weston rode a solid 7-6 for 6th overall today. The track was rough and he rode like a beast. Many thanks to our sponsors Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Suzuki Fox Racing Sycuan Casino Dodge Bel-Ray Company, Inc. for all the support

Ivan Tedesco Retires From Racing On His Terms

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San Diego, CA (July 25, 2014) – “It has been a roller coaster since I started racing pro at the end of 1999 at Millville,” says veteran racer Ivan “Hot Sauce” Tedesco in announcing his retirement from RCH Soaring Eagle Suzuki this weekend. “I have had a lot of success… and a lot of failure. However, the one thing I can do is to walk away from this deal knowing I gave it my all every time I got on my motorcycle. In the end that’s all you can ask of a person — give it your all.”

Give it his all he most certainly did. Despite a plague of injuries, he was the 2004 125cc West Coast Supercross Champion (winning seven of eight races that year). He repeated as 2005 125cc West Coast SX champ and was also the 125cc Outdoor National Champion in 2005. However it is his role on the Motocross of Nations winning teams that are perhaps the high water mark of is illustrious career as Team USA beat the best in the world in 2005, 2006 and again in 2009!

After that, it was the move to the 450cc class. “I made the decision to go over to Suzuki to be teammates with Ricky Carmichael. I learned so much from RC. I am thankful for his friendship, the opportunity to train with him and the help his parents have always given me. They treated me like family and did everything they could to help. I had a successful rookie Supercross season finishing fourth behind Carmichael, Stewart and Reed.”

However a lot of heartache came after that initial success in the 450 class, primarily due to injury. While Ivan enjoyed proving the pundits wrong, the time has finally come to call it a career almost 14 years to the day.

“It’s never easy to quit something you’ve done for so long, but the time has come where racing just isn’t the same as it used to be,” says Tedesco. “I always told myself when the day comes that I’m not competitive anymore; I need to walk away; that time is now.” However he won’t be going too far away from the RCH Soaring Eagle pits as he will continue to test the Suzuki’s and help get the bikes ready for the team’s future riders.

“From RCH’s perspective, we are honored that he finished out his illustrious career with RCH Soaring Eagle and on a Suzuki,” says co-principal Carey Hart. “We are grateful to have Ivan’s testing expertise for RCH moving forward… It just wouldn’t be the same not having Hot Sauce to spice things up around here!”

“I have nothing to be bummed about,” says Tedesco. “I can say I have never given less than 100% and have enjoyed proving people wrong. I’m grateful for the opportunities I have been given and the friendships I have made. I love dirt bikes and racing and look forward to finding my new career within the sport because this is what I love to do.”

“Thank you to my fans, who have always had my back and motivated me to keep going! I hope to see you all at the races soon,” concludes Tedesco.

Carey Hart on Cheating Death and Watching ‘Game of Thrones’ With Pink

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Carey Hart is a motocross multihyphenate, a breakout rider turned TV star, tattoo impresario and team owner. He’s also one half of a high-profile celebrity couple, having married Pink in 2006, and with the birth of their first daughter in 2011, he added another title to his resume: bad-ass dad.

Marriage, Motherhood and Wild Rage: Inside Pink’s New Album

These days, Hart’s retired from competitive riding, but RCH Racing, his Fox Head sponsored team, is in the hunt for a title in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. And with the tour set to take over MetLife Stadium in New Jersey this weekend, he sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about fatherhood, going fast, and life with the baddest pop star on the planet.

We don’t do a lot of dirt-track racing in New York City … can you explain supercross to us?
It’s pretty straightforward. The great thing about supercross is that, you don’t have to know anything other than it’s loud, it’s aggressive and the fastest guy wins. It’s really in-your-face, there’s tons of pyro, and the ‘monster-truck guy’ voice is announcing everybody as they come out.

That sounds awesome. Do you miss competing?
Sometimes. But I’m having more fun riding now than ever. I’m just trying to get back out there. I had my spine fused nine weeks ago, the doctor thinks I compression-fractured my lower spine at least 10-12 times, so we had to go in and take care of it. I’ve been through some gnarly stuff, I’ve broken everything you could imagine, but recovering from this was brutal. I was just off my feet, laying down flat for 22-hours a day, in excruciating pain, because they elongated my spine. I’m a half-inch taller now, which is cool.

What’s the worst injury you’ve ever sustained on a bike?
There’s been a couple. The most recent one was probably in 2003; Tony Hawk did this tour, and we were on the second day. There was a vert ramp in the middle, and me and four other guys were jumping over it, like a circuit track. There was a miscue in the show, because they were running a little slow inside the vert ramp, and I got my cue too early, so I took off to hit the ramp, and Tony popped up on the deck in front of me. I had to decide: either go into the crowd or go into the vert ramp. I went into the ramp, and when I hit it, it shattered both my legs, both my arms. I was in ICU for a month, it almost killed me. I didn’t ride for almost three years after that, I had to let my legs heal.

And yet, you got back on the bike.
Always. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been laying in the dirt, something broken, bone sticking out, just thinking ‘Why the fuck do I keep doing this?’ But you go to the hospital, you get stitched up, or bolted back together, and you go home and heal, and eventually, you start to forget the injury and start to miss your motorcycle.

Would you want your daughter, Willow, to follow in your footsteps?
I’m buying her a dirt bike for Christmas. I started riding when I was four, my wife rides, so if Willow chooses, the bike will be in the garage. I got the ‘Worst Father of the Year’ award back in October, because I posted a photo of her on my motorcycle, and she didn’t have a helmet on. I got crucified. But what am I gonna do? It’s good for my image.

You mentioned your wife, Pink, rides a motorcycle, and she does all these mid-air acrobatics during her concerts, too. Is there an ongoing competition between you two?
[Laughs] Maybe. I can’t get her to surf, because she’s scared of sharks. And she won’t golf, either. She’s got this thing that, like the original initials were ‘Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden’ or something like that, so she’s pretty anti-golf. And I’m like, ‘But it’s changed! We drink beers and hit this stupid little ball and it’s awesome,’ but she’s like ‘Nope.’

But there are moments when you two actually relax, right?
Oh, yeah. When we’re home, we’re home. Me and my wife are into Game of Thrones, and she sucked me into Nashville a little bit, but she’ll watch Sons of Anarchy in return. But we have a kid, so the chance to watch TV is rare. I’ve seen Frozen too many times. But I got Willow into Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry, and she thinks they’re the best things since sliced bread, and I’m like ‘Score, I can actually watch this and not want to scratch my eyes out.’

Would you ever consider getting back into TV?
Probably not. I did that awful TV show, The Surreal Life, it was horrible. My manager talked me into it. One of the only good things was that I rode with the cast. Jose Canseco was classic on a motorcycle. He was like a bear on a little tricycle.

You clearly enjoy putting your life at risk, so how many Monster Energys can you drink in one sitting?
Zero. Those things just whack me out. I get the shakes. I’m not young no more, that stuff just doesn’t do me good

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RCH RACING SOARING EAGLE SIGNS WESTON PEICK

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The RCH Racing Soaring Eagle has signed top privateer Weston Peick to race the Lucas Oil Pro Motorcross Championship for 2014. Peick will continue to contest the remainder of the Feld Motor Sports® 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series as a privateer, before joining the RCH Racing Soaring Eagle effort.

Answering the question posed in Racer X Magazine and all over the Internet, “Why Not Weston?” RCH team principal Ricky Carmicheal says why not, indeed. “I’m glad to have Weston a part of the team.” Peick earned seven amateur titles without support from factories and raced a privateer since turning pro in 2009… until now. “We are excited to give him the opportunity and look forward to working with him to help him achieve his goals,” claims Carmichael.

“He has a great work ethic that will mesh well with our team personnel to get the best result possible,” adds Carmichael. “It should be a lot of fun!”

Despite being a self-professed “goon” at Supercross early in his career, the former high school football player has shown marked improvement in the stadiums this season, including Top 5 at Anaheim 3 and the San Diego rounds. However he is really looking forward to returning to the outdoor nationals. “This is a great opportunity to be surrounded by one of the best riders of all time and one of the best factory teams to help me get to the next level,” said an elated Peick.

Loyalty is important to Peick and his father, and they requested to finish the Supercross season as a privateer in order to honor their sponsor commitments. This is a request that RCH Racing Soaring Eagle certainly respects and is one of the reasons why Peick was offered the opportunity. “I want to Thank all my current sponsors for their outstanding support for the Supercross series… without them, this opportunity wouldn’t be possible,” says Weston.

“We are so happy to have the opportunity for Weston to work with RCH Racing,” says his father Louie who has been working on Weston’s bikes throughout his career. “Thanks to all our sponsors that helped us get to this level.”

Look for Weston Peick to make his debut on the RCH Racing Soaring Eagle Suzuki RM-Z450 at Glen Helen on May 24th when the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicks off.

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About RCH Racing Soaring Eagle:

RCH Racing is in its second season of the partnership between Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart to campaign the Feld Motor Sports® 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series as well as the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motorcross Championship. Ricky Carmichael merged his Suzuki relationship and technical development with the established five year marketing giant of Hart & Huntington Racing in 2013. The RCH Racing Soaring Eagle Team continues its partnerships with Suzuki, Fox, Dodge, Sycuan Casino, Yoshimura and Bel-Ray. Stay up to date on all RCH Racing Soaring Eagle news, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @RCHRacing and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hartandhuntington.

For additional information contact Justyn Amstutz at Justyn@NFC-Mgmt.com